Community Programs

There are many agencies and community groups for residents in the City of Hurricane and surrounding areas. These agencies provide a multitude of services, activities, and/or resources for those that may seek them.

John Henson Senior Center

The City of Hurricane owns and maintains the John Henson Senior Center located on Putnam Avenue in Hurricane. Putnam Aging Program, Inc. provides daily meals, activities, and fellowship for Senior Citizens at the Senior Center. They also provide home meals, transportation services, and home care services. For more information on the Putnam Aging program, they can be reached at: (304) 755-2385 or by visiting their website:

The Senior Center is also available space to rent for meetings, events, or gatherings. For more information about renting the facility, call City Hall: (304) 562-5896 or download the rental application here.

Christian Community Cupboard

The Christian Community Cupboard is Hurricane’s local food pantry located at 2843 Virginia Avenue. There are several churches and local groups that contribute to the cupboard as well as many volunteers. The Teays Valley Ministerial Association ministers the cupboard. The association is a group made up of representations from several churches in the Hurricane and Teays Valley area.

The Christian Community Cupboard’s mission is to provide temporary relief for needy families by providing food, cleaning, and toiletry items for clients who register with the Cupboard and are seeking assistance. The Cupboard, on average, helps over 300 families each month. The Cupboard operates Tuesday through Friday from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm For more information about the Cupboard, or to donate, please call (304) 562-9373.

Housing Rehabilitation

Typically each year the City of Hurricane organizes groups that represent organizations that conduct free housing rehabilitation. Some of the groups that have been to Hurricane in the past are: Group Workcamps (, Reach Workcamps (, and Rebuilding Together ( These are groups of youth and adult supervisors from across the Country that assemble and travel to various areas. They stay in communities for about a week, and will perform housing rehabilitation for homes in need of repair, winterization, ramps, and more.

Click here for a 2018 Reach Work Camp Application.

The City of Hurricane has hosted these workcamps several times and repaired hundreds of homes in need. These camps will come to Hurricane and stay in the area to perform this free housing repair. They work through the day, and spend time in the community in the evenings enjoying Hurricane’s parks, outdoor activities, and restaurants. To find out the dates of the next upcoming housing rehabilitation time period, or to apply for free housing repair, please call City Hall at (304) 562-5896 or

2016 Economic Impact Reports:
Group Workcamps Economic Impact Report
Reach Workcamps Economic Impact Report

Other local organizations that assist with housing repair are:

Livingstone, Inc.

(304) 549-5079 |

Habitat for Humanity

(304) 720-0141 |

Southwestern Community Action

(304) 525-5151 |

Christmas Blessings

The City of Hurricane provides a program during the Christmas Holiday to help families in need with gifts for children. The City will take applications during late October and through November for Hurricane families. The City then seeks sponsors and/or donors for each child. Sponsors can opt to shop for their sponsored child personally, or make a donation in which the City finds ‘shoppers’ to fulfil that child’s gift.

The City typically helps over 100 families each year. For more information on how to apply, or how to donate/sponsor, please call City Hall at (304) 562-5896 or visit our online document center on the right side of the screen to find downloadable forms.

Project SAFE

The City of Hurricane offers free smoke alarms and batteries for Hurricane residents in need. Project SAFE (Smoke Alarms For Everyone) is designed to reduce fire-related injuries and deaths by installing smoke alarms in privately-owned homes free of charge. Alarms are installed by City of Hurricane Emergency Services Personnel. Smoke alarms are given on a first come, first serve basis, while supplies last. If you wish to apply or donate to this project, please call City Hall at (304) 562-5896 or

City of Hurricane Youth Athletic Endowment Program

The City of Hurricane, through the Hurricane Development Authority Board, can provide assistance in the form of athletic equipment and/or uniform needs to City of Hurricane athletic participants under 17 years of age. The City of Hurricane strives to meet the needs of the community and assisting any youth programs is one of our top priorities. The City recognizes the need for those seeking assistance with basic costs to cover athletic equipment and/or uniforms needed to participate on Hurricane youth athletic teams/programs. All endowments are awarded based on demonstrated need and available funding. For an application or to find details about how to donate to this program, review the application with included contact information.

City of Hurricane Wastewater Treatment Plant Solar Panels

The City of Hurricane Wastewater Treatment Plant recieved solar panels through a grant from the U.S. Department of Energy. The grant funds were invested towards numerous ways to save energy and cost including the solar panel system at the Wastewater Plant. These panels save an average of $400-$450 per month in operating costs. Click here to view the details on the solar panels.

Free Tax Preparation

The City of Hurricane and the Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation offer free tax preparation each tax season at the Hurricane Municipal Building. Appointments must be made, and are made on a first come, first serve basis. Each season, appointments have been known to completely book up. For information on when and if the program is available for the current year, please call City Hall for all the details at (304) 562-5896 or

Family Assistance

The City of Hurricane and Putnam County are home to many agencies that provide assistance in many different areas such as utility assistance, job assistance, clothing, and other services. Please see the list below with agency names and phone numbers (Please note that some agencies may be located outside of City limits and Putnam County):


EnAct Community Action helps low-income individuals with job training, utility assistance, resume development, homemaker development, food assistance, and clothing.
2723 Main Street, Hurricane | (304) 562-6037 |

Workforce West Virginia

Workforce West Virginia provides workforce training workshops, seminars, access to job listings, computer training, and professional development.
(800) 252-5267 |

Arts in Action

Providing arts education for at-risk youth, and low-income families.
2658 Main Street | (304) 562-6005 |

Salvation Army

The Salvation Army provides utility assistance, food, rent, footwear, and household items.
Putnam Village Shopping Center | (304) 757-9332 |

Cabell-Wayne Association of the Blind, Inc.

Providing low vision aids such as clocks, calendars, phones, magnifiers, and more.
38 Washington Avenue, Huntington | (304) 522-6991 |

Putnam County Dental Health Council

Provides free dental screenings and cleaning to indigent children and adults in Putnam County.
(304) 586-3111